Creston California

Creston News   June 7, 2018





the above photo was taken around 2007. The store changed owners in February of 2014 and then, again, on January 1st of 2016, with a few familiar faces behind the counter ! Excellent food and friendly service, plus a mini-market.  They have on hand some delicious cookies, and brownies (baked in house) ::::  check out the counter ! They also bake Pizza to order. I have had it and it is very tasty!

Creston Area  Calendar of Events

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SAVE  THIS  date :
                                           June  9th    Bingo Burger Bash at the Community Garden
   POOL  NEWS ::: hours for Monday thru Friday  =   Adult Swim from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm                                                                                                                   all age swim  from 12:30 - 4:30 pm
                            hours for Sat  and Sun =  all age swim  12:30 - 5:30 pm
New  - extended weekends only   = Aug  18th & 19th     Aug 25th & 26th     Sept  1st & 2nd       
   Continuing this year ::  Non-residents are asked for a $1 donation per person per day
   Follow the Pool information on Facebook at     "CCA Creston Pool Fund"  
   If you would like to make a donation via check to support the pool fund, please snail mail your check made out to the Creston Community Association and mail to PO Box 84, Creston  93432   THANK  YOU !
   BY  THE  WAY ::   the Poolooza  party / dinner dance this past Saturday evening at the Long Branch Saloon was a   HUGE   SUCCESS -  Standing room only, the very best food, at least 35 delicious desserts were auctioned off and wonderful music.  Congratulations to everyone who helped the CCA  host this annual fund raiser.

NEWSFLASH :: Creston Compost now has retail hours ::  Tuesdays - Saturdays from  10 -3  - for appointments, call Bob at  805-674-7734  or  805-238-7866 !   100% organic blend of aged mushroom compost -  soil lab analysis provided -  $6  per cubic foot  ( 26 quarts ) which is about  1/2 the cost of premium store brands. Purchase by the yard and save another  $47.  Creston Compost is located at  6525 O'Donovan Road ! 

THANK YOU  TO  THE  COUNTY  PUBLIC  WORKS DEPARTMENT  and Debbie Arnold's office FOR  the beautiful job grading and resurfacing nearly ALL of our downtown streets  and  smoothing the transitions from the unpaved streets to the paved streets !   THANK YOU TO  ALL THE RESIDENTS  WHO  CONTACTED  DEBBIE  ARNOLD  REQUESTING THAT  THIS  WORK  BE DONE  !    - please thank Debbie if you can !

The Creston Advisory Body meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month inside the Church Sanctuary. Check out their web site for details  ( see my Links / Contacts page ) and the Bulletin Board for the Agenda that is posted 3 days before their meeting. The agenda is also posted inside the local Library ! All sorts of reports are given, such as Police, Fire, District 5 - Debbie Arnold, etc. If you have any questions, check out their informative web site - the address is on my Links and Contacts page ( see button above ).

CHECK  OUT  THE   FIRST  FRIDAY  WINE TASTING EVENTS -  LOCAL  - BY VISITING :::  Furthermore,  SAVE  the date :: March 3rd - Saturday --  New Olive Oil Release and Spring Party !  Bring your friends - noon  - 5  PM  located right here in Creston at  4625 La Panza Road.  You will not be disappointed !  

For those of you new to Creston, the Library is open on Tuesdays from 1 - 7  pm, Thursdays noon - 6 pm, and Fridays 10 am  - 4 pm. You can order whatever you want ( books, CDs  , DVDs, VHS movies, documentaries, pretty much ANY  magazine, etc ) by logging on to   and place your order, and then it can be shipped to the Creston Library for pick up during regular hours.  Right this minute, I have 3 or 4 fantastic music CDs from Yanni, who was HUGE in the 1990's and is still out there performing !  Did you know that two days ago, on June 5th, he performed  HERE at Vina Robles Amphitheater ! I used some of his music in 1998 for a dressage musical freestyle for my BLM Mustang named "Levi"  ( show name  "Leviticus" ) right here in California. Lots of famous dressage riders used Yanni music for their musical freestyles.

Third Wednesday of each month -- JUNE  20th  :::CAB meeting - Creston Advisory Body - 7 Pm - inside the Community Church located along O'Donovan, across from our Elementary School. An agenda will be posted outside the Post Office on the Bulletin Board and also inside the Library.

   The local Friends of the Creston Library meets at  11 am on the Second Thursday each month. Lots of exciting activities at the Library ! the backyard project has made some progress in the last two years: a healthy, flowering Locust was donated by the Garden Club and installed into the ground by Kay and Paul Kunzler, two very young heirloom lilac bushes were donated by Ann Spencer from her mother plant, and a bushy guava with fuzzy green leaves all year long has been growing nicely. It does not produce flowers or fruit, YET !

   Saturday, June 9th,   Bingo Burger Bash,  in the Community Garden on Swayze Street, next to the Community Center   4 PM Burgers   5:15 PM  Bingo starts - 10 Games plus your meal costs $25 donation. There will be Fabulous Raffle Prizes, a  Cowboy Money Hat Raffle, and only 100 tickets will be sold. Beer, Wine, and soda are available for purchase. Buy tickets from any Women's Club member or contact Susan at 805-835-5155 or email her at    Proceeds help support our residents with scholarships. Well over $100,000 has been awarded to locals since 1985. This is always a very fun event. The Silent Auction is fantastic, too !


   Wednesday  June  20th   7 PM  Creston Advisory Body meeting at the church - agenda is posted onto the Community Bulletin Board two days prior.  You can also visit their web site for more details.

  Thursday, June 21st - Children's program at the Library - 2 PM  Coventry and Kaluza Circus show - this act has won numerous awards all over the USA - if you can think of anything happening at a circus, this act includes it !  Tell all of your friends and neighbors with kids to please come to this show.  How often does our community host a circus ! The show should be over by 3:30 pm, and all of the Creston Library programs are partially funded by the Friends of the Creston Library. The funds are raised at the Book and Bake Sales held twice a year over at the Community Center. You can always call Cookie during regular Library hours at  237-3010 about anything Library related.

   Thursday, June 28th,  2 PM  The Birdie Family Concert takes place at our local Library, part of the 2018 Summer Regional Programs. This music is for all ages.

   Thursday, July 12th,  2 pm  at our Library::  The  Bat Program !

   Thursday,  July 19th,  2 PM at our Library ::  the Chris  Lopez Magic Show !



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